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AP Summer Institute: Environmental Science

Advanced Placement®  Summer Institute- Syllabus                         AP® Consultant T. Anderson

Day 1
            Intro Course and Participants
            Equity and Access Policy      
Morning Break 10 Min
My Topic Sequence/Adaptive Structure of a Course / Misconceptions by Students
            Motivation and the Exam/Redesign
            'Student Designed' Campus Ecology Lab
Free Response from the 2014 Exam Question #1
M Choice Exam Assignment, Present Two: Due Tue/ Free Response Due Wed
Afternoon Break (10 Min)
Free Response from the 2014 Exam Question #2

Day 2
Designing a Stream Study/Forest Ecology Study: Planning +
Stream Study: (Car Pool Field Work)
Concepts of Stream Ecosystems/Wastewater Treatment
Discussion of Lab Sequence
Analysis of MC Exam Questions
Afternoon Break (10 Min)
Free Response from the 2014 Exam Question #3
Free Response from the 2014 Exam Question #4

Day 3
Submitting a Syllabus/Course Audit
Lab kits and equipment to assemble
Morning Break (10 Min)
Technology Resources + Textbooks
Computer Model of a Lake
Carbonate Hardness Titration
Toxicology Lab
Afternoon Break (10 Min)
Soil Analysis
Population Lesson
How to write Free Response Questions

Day 4
Wastewater Treatment Plant (Early Car Pool) Lunch
Free Response Exam Qs - Exam techniques for Students
Advice on Free Responses Participants Have Written
Analyze BOD /standard plate count/soil settling

Evaluation and Certificates

Instructor Bio:

Mr. Tim Anderson, AP®  Environmental Science

Tim Anderson A P Summer Institute at Montgomery College, MarylandUpon completion of a B.Sc. in Biology at McGill University in Montreal in 1984, Tim Anderson began working for Westchester County Environmental Labs and Health Department.  Over the next eight years he gained experience in solid waste, wastewater, drinking water, radiological health, air pollution and marine waterway protection.  Completing a Masters degree at Stony Brook in Marine Environmental Science in 1995 he worked briefly for a groundwater bioremediation company while pursuing teaching positions. 

He has been teaching science at Princeton High School in NJ for the last 17 years, 12 years teaching APES.  Mr. Anderson has been an AP reader for the College Board for the last 10 years and a volunteer for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater since 1986.  Pictured here near the summit of Mt. Katahdin in Maine on a hike with his son, August 2014.



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